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Discussion in '"Consequences" Short Story Contest' started by Daniel, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. penhobby

    penhobby New Member

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    May I post something that has been posted on a previous thread in this forum?
     
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    I'm not sure on this one. PM Daniel, to ask him directly.
     
  3. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    All of the cash prize contests have required an original piece written specifically for the contest. I presume that is also the case for this contest.

    Daniel, confirm?
     
  4. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    Yes, the piece should be original and written for this contest. So if you've written something and posted it here in the past, that shouldn't count.
     
  5. Daniel

    Daniel I'm sure you've heard the rumors Founder Staff

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    Also, i've moved the contest deadline to the 8th of June at 11:59 CST. I will be out of town for the first week of June and unable to select the finalists at that time, so I've chosen to extend the deadline.
     
  6. vangoghsear

    vangoghsear New Member

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    Hello Daniel and Moderators. I have a problem. My story's word count is 7904, which is high, but within the contest limits. When I tried to post, the site rejected it due to character count being too high. If it was just a little too high, I would try and edit it down, but it is over by about half again as much (150% of the character limit).

    I could break it into two halves, or thirds and link them within the post, but that would require me to edit the posts to add the links. How do you want me to handle this?

    For now I will enter it as two parts, I will post part II first then grab the link and add it to the bottom of part I. If there is a better way, let me know, or go ahead and fix it for me. Thanks.
     
  7. amber leaf

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    Is it still running until the 8th of June?
     
  8. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Yes it is
     
  9. FantasyWitch

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    It';s over the 8th of June!! Who won???!!
    I'm interested!
     
  10. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    FantasyWitch New Member

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    Oopps.... *feels daft*
    Sorry!
     
  12. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Lol. It's okay. We're all a little daft :p
     
  13. sakira_starwolf

    sakira_starwolf New Member

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    Wait, is the voting official?
    I was under the impression there would be other judges outside of the forum making the decision...did I mix contests up?
     
  14. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    The voting consists of two components. The poll tally is a "members' choice" component that is part of the total score, and the remainder is scoring based on a fixed set of criteria by a panel of judges selected by Daniel, the site owner.

    That way, the selection isn't unduly influenced by popularity of the writer, while still allowing the general membership a voice in the outcome. The criteria used by the panel are an attempt to try to place some objectivity on something which is still inherently subjective, in the interest of making the competition as fair as is humanly possible.

    I hope that answers your question adequately. The introductory post for the contest, at the beginning of this thread, explains this in a bit more detail.
     
  15. sakira_starwolf

    sakira_starwolf New Member

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    That makes sense.
    All right; I'll try to find time to read and vote. :)
     
  16. lessa

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    everyone should take the time to read the stories.
    They are really good.
    Such a wide interpretation of the theme.
    Not many in my style of reading but interesting just the same.
     

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